A day after Winter Meetings came to a close, Mets general manager Billy Eppler locks up his starting center fielder to a long-term deal.
Brandon Nimmo and the New York Mets are in agreement on an eight-year, $162 million contract, according to reports. The deal locks up Nimmo through the 2030 season and carries an AAV of $20.25 million.
The Mets are also signing veteran reliever David Robertson to a one-year, $10 million deal.
The deals come on the heels of Eppler telling reporters that he plans to “stay working” after securing four pitchers during Winter Meetings — including World Series Champion Justin Verlander — to bolster roster depth.
Last season, Nimmo appeared in 151 games for the Mets, slashing .274/.367/.433.
Robertson appeared in 37 games for the Chicago Cubs and National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies last season. The veteran righty had a 2.40 ERA and struck out 81 batters in 63.2 innings pitched.
This a developing story.